Fried Grits

We love grits! We usually eat them for breakfast with butter,salt,pepper and an egg ( maybe bacon too). But this grits recipe has a little twist and it is oh so easy ( and I mean easy) to prepare. Enjoy it as a side dish with anything, breakfast, lunch or dinner. This recipe needs to be refrigerated overnight so it is best to plan ahead for this one.
fried grits recipe katherines corner.fried grits prep katherines corner

Grits ( see directions for enough to serve four)

½ Cup milk

1 Egg

1 Cup flour

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 tsp Black pepper

1/4 tsp garlic powder

Pie plate ( or shallow dish) sprayed with nonstick cooking spray

¾ Cup canola oil

Frying pan

Paper towel lined plate

Two bowls


Slotted spoon


Before You Start Prepare grits according to directions pour into prepared pie plate, cover and refrigerate overnight ( or at least 4 hours)

Lets Make It! Remove grits from refrigerator and slice grits in pie plate into thin wedges. In a bowl whisk together egg and milk. In the second bowl add flour, garlic, pepper and salt. Heat oil in frying pan over medium high heat. Lightly coat each wedge in the flour mixture, then in the egg mixture, and then in flour again. Place into hot oil and cook turning carefully while cooking to make sure all sides are golden brown . Remove from oil using slotted spoon and place on paper towel lined plate. Continue until all wedges have been cooked. Season with more salt and pepper if desired.

Serves 4-6

Katie’s Tid Bits * Add your choice of seasonings and extra ingredients. If you are not on a migraine safe diet you can even try layering the  grits with chopped ham or shrimp, or stir through some shredded cheese and herbs all before you refrigerate.

Have you ever eaten fried grits?


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  1. Looks scrummy!

    Have a nice day, Katherine!

  2. I will admit, I live in NY and have never eaten grits before. My extent and knowledge of them sadly is from the movie My Cousin Vinny. I honestly learned something new though as to what they made from here. Thank you Katherine and wishing you a great Monday!!

  3. I love grits! I’ve never had them fried, but I will now! Thanks for sharing this!

  4. If you can believe it, I’ve never had this before! I need to try them! Sounds yummy!

  5. I, too, must admit I’ve never had grits and I live in the south! LOL!! Just the name has always kept me away but after seeing your recipe, and the ingredients, I think it’s time to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!~~Angela

  6. Wow! I might have to try this. My hubby LOVES grits, but I could take ’em or leave ’em. This, however, looks delicious and so easy! Thanks for sharing. :)

  7. My husband love blue corn grits!

  8. I love grits! I’m going to have to try this recipe. It sounds so yummy!

  9. Your recipes are always enticing. I do love grits and this is a different way to try them. I would probably add cheese into the grits and then fresh tomato slices when serving. Oh yes, definitely bacon!

  10. This looks so good. I’ve never thought to fry grtis. I’ve served themat breakfast like mush and I’ve made Green Chile Cheese Grits casserole. (my family’s favorite) But with an egg and bacon this would be good.

    We’re having a party at Tumbleweed Contessa – What’d You Do This Weekend? I’d love it if you brought this over.
    Have a wonderful week,

  11. These look FANTASTIC! My hubs would jump through hoops for these! Thanks for the recipe!

  12. Oh my! We usually eat garlic cheese grits, but this is one I’m going to be forced to try! I’m going to do a copy/paste, to email, so I can send this one to my kids. I’ll whip you for posting this one, later!

  13. Marla Martenson says:

    Great idea! Love the photo too.

  14. I have never eaten grits Katie but they certainly look delicious. I love the ingredients! Take care and Happy Easter.

  15. That’s a different way to eat them!

  16. love it

  17. Not something we usually eat but yu make it look mouthwatering, Katie!!

  18. Yumminess!! I need to try this.

  19. Nice. I wanna try this too. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  20. Katherine,

    Looks YUMMY! I’ll try convert to gluten/dairy free for my son and we’ll be in heaven! Thanks for the inspiration! Aloha, Lori

  21. I’ve never heard of this either, but wow, it looks delicious!


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